around here lately.

As I mentioned in this week's Sunday Currently post,  I am currently in Shreveport, and today, I wanted to share a few photos from the time I've spent here so far. Please do note: I have recently had to revert back to the iPhone 3GS, and the camera quality leaves a bit to be desired. We'll be back to normally scheduled programming when I return to Wilmington, where my replacement phone awaits.

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It just wouldn't be a trip home to Shreveport without Cantina, which is one of my mom's very favorite restaurants. On Saturday, we were craving this Mexican delight, but we weren't feeling up to changing out of our PJs, truth be told. So, we phoned our order in to Go Waiter, and we feasted within the comfort of our own home. It was just as delicious as always... especially the fresh guacamole and fish tacos.

 photo collage_2.jpg During this visit home, we have been focusing our energy on taking the dogs for a daily walk. To say they've been excited about it is an understatement. And we have all enjoyed getting in a little extra exercise, too. Also, the girlies have gotten a hair cut since this photo was taken, and they look pretty cute, I must say.

On Monday morning, I laid in bed for a few hours and finished The Cuckoo's Calling. I absolutely loved it, just like I adore everything JK Rowling writes. I can't wait to read The Silkworm.

 photo collage_3.jpg As much as I have been enjoying my time here in Shreveport, on Sunday and Monday, my anxiety was really flaring up and making me feel pretty rotten. Yesterday, I woke up with the resolve to make the day a good one. And that's exactly what I did: I stayed in bed until I was ready to get up, I watched Pretty Little Liars, I made a to-do list, I worked on a project, I went on a run, and I did some scheduling. The photos above are those that I took on a peaceful, restorative run. One of my favorite things to do when I'm in town is to run in the neighborhood and the park. It definitely delivered.

 photo chickfila.jpg This may sound strange, but one of my favorite things to get to eat in Shreveport is Chick-Fil-A. I say it may sound strange, because I can get Chick-Fil-A in Wilmington too. I think I like it so much because it just reminds me of lazy nights at home, when my mom and I would decide that a chicken sandwich would just be the best dinner. That's exactly what we did yesterday evening, after she and I and my dad took the girlies for a walk. Simple pleasures, folks.

I know this Around Here Lately post is formatted a bit differently than my previous ones, but I just felt like sharing a little more this time. I still have a lot to share, and all of that will come in good time. Right now, I'm just soaking up the time spent here in my hometown, missing Justin somethin' fierce!

[Photos: "Around Here Lately" | iPhone 3Gs]


siddathornton said…
I would love a lazy day at my parents with fast food!
siddathornton said…
It has definitely been nice! :)
siddathornton said…
We might be the same person... I live on Mexican and lately I've been enjoying Chick-fil-a and I don't eat fast food. Sounds like you are having a nice though and that's great!
siddathornton said…
It sounds like you've been able to find some time to relax while you've been away. The pictures from your walk are gorgeous. I really need to pick up The Cuckoo's Calling soon. I have it and I've heard great things about it, I just need to read it.
siddathornton said…
The Cuckoo's Calling has been sitting on my to-read list for too long. I need to get off my duff, get it, and read it. Glad you've had what looks like a relaxing time - it sounds like you've needed it!
siddathornton said…
Definitely read it soon! It was so much better than I even thought it would be.
siddathornton said…
Read it! :) I don't think you'll be sorry.
siddathornton said…
Haha, we very well could be! :)

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